David R. Musich, DDS, MS, is a native Chicagoan. After completing his orthodontic residency at the Un. of Nebraska, he then spent the first five years of his specialty career as a full-time faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. In that position he became Director of Graduate Orthodontics; Acting Chairman, Department of Orthodontics; and Orthodontic Consultant to the Craniofacial Anomalies/Cleft Palate Team at Children’s Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.Dr. Musich has contributed two chapters to last five editions of Graber, Vanarsdall, & Vig’s orthodontic text Orthodontics: Current Principles and Techniques. In addition he has published several articles on adult orthodontics, early treatment of Class III malocclusions, and the treatment of patients with special needs. As Chair of AAO’s Council on Orthodontic Practice (COOP), he was part of the AAO Team that initiated the Orthodontist as CEO continuing education program. David has currently retired from his full-time practice of orthodontics in Schaumburg, Ill.
He continues to teach part-time as a Clinical Professor at the U of Penn. David also lectures nationally and internationally on methods of simplifying the management of complicated orthodontic problems. He is ABO Certified, past president of Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontics. David has also received the following awards: Award of Merit – College of Diplomates, American Board of Orthodontists – 2006 Special Recognition Award – UPS for DownS (United Parent Support for Down Syndrome) – 2006 Angle East’s Harvey Peck Award of Excellence AAO’s 2009 James Brophy Distinguished Service Award. General Chairman — 2017 AAO Annual Session in San Diego 2020 AAO Mershon Honorary Lecture—Atlanta, GA.